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“Scott has a deeper understanding of what service to others means, having spent a majority of his adult life in the Marines. When you deploy to war, you gain a perspective that not many people have. When you deploy multiple times, like Scott, you realize just how much decisions made in Washington are life and death, for many Americans. It’s that sense of perspective, and dedication to others, that will make Scott such a great representative. He’ll never forget veterans who served with him, and he’ll always think about how every vote he casts affects the lives of the working people in North Carolina”

- Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chair of VoteVets

“I met Scott Cooper when he was a young Marine aviator, and I a young dumb Marine grunt, while he was embedded with our infantry platoon as a Forward Air Controller in Fallujah Iraq. From those stress-filled days patrolling the most dangerous place on earth to the relative comfort and security of our present day lives, where we spend more time discussing our communities, our families, and our thoughts on domestic and foreign US policies as opposed to discussing the intricacies of combating insurgency, “Coop” has been a brother in arms, a friend, and an inspiration. It wouldn’t matter what party Scott is running in, I would support and promote his candidacy, because I know in the core of my being, that in the core of his being, the only thing that matters to Scott Cooper is helping America and Americans succeed.”

- Curtis Coleman, Marine Corps veteran and public school teacher

"As Marines, Scott and I flew together during my time at Cherry Point. Following our time on active duty, I enthusiastically supported his work at Veterans for American Ideals, an organization which raises up veteran voices to encourage our country to live up to its ideals.  Scott has become a trusted mentor who has always had time to lend a listening ear and an honest opinion.  He is running for Congress to continue his service, committing himself to transparency, accountability, and integrity. As a mother, a veteran, and a concerned citizen, I wholeheartedly endorse him."

-Jess Bell, Marine Corps Veteran, Proud UNC Graduate, class of 2003

"I am a volunteer with Moms Demand Action, and that is how I came to know Scott Cooper. My main concern for North Carolina is protecting our communities from the endless cycle of gun violence. I am confident that Scott Cooper is the man to do just that for our state. He is a military veteran and as a gun owner, knows the great responsibility of properly securing a weapon so that children and others cannot get their hands on it. I can trust Scott to make decisions for our state that are equal, moral and logical for all people. He is the man to represent our state in Congress, and I enthusiastically endorse him in his run for Congress."

- Madhavi Krevat, Mom and Community Leader, Apex, NC.

“I’m a high school senior, and this will be the first election in which I can vote. I met Scott at a Moms Demand Action event, and he has inspired me. He constantly talks about how citizenship isn’t a spectator sport, and how it’s up to us to create the kind of country we want it to be. I’ll be canvassing for Scott. I’ll be telling my fellow classmates to vote for him. And I’ll be participating in our political process. I’m excited that a person like Scott will represent us.”

- Leah Krevat, High School Senior, Apex, NC.

“I had the pleasure of serving as the sergeant major of the squadron Scott Cooper commanded at Cherry Point, North Carolina. As a sergeant major, I was lucky enough to serve with some of the great leaders of our nation, such as General James Mattis, and General Joseph Dunford just to name a few. I would definitely place Scott Copper on my list of greats that I have served with. Scott possesses the leadership qualities that the nation is so desperately searching for. What personally impressed me the most while serving with Scott is his ability to listen and then apply what he has learned. I would definitely place Scott on my list of great leaders because of his focus and compassion. I'm proud to endorse him, and I'd volunteer to serve with him again, in any capacity.”

- Bernard C Coleman, Sergeant Major, USMC (Ret.)

“We are proud to endorse Scott Cooper for Congress. As a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Marines and as a human rights leader, Scott is the candidate that can win in the partisan-gerrymandered second congressional district. He will always put service before self, fighting for families and marginalized communities across North Carolina."

- Matt Liebman, Executive Director of the Voter Protection Project

"Scott Cooper has dedicated his life to serving our country, he led Marines in combat, and after a 20-year career Scott became a leader among his fellow veterans, supporting retired service members like himself to engage in our democracy and advocate for principled American foreign policy. Scott has the character and the passion we need in our elected leaders today, and that’s why we’re so proud to endorse him for Congress.”

- Andrew Albertson, Executive Director of Foreign Policy for America Action Network

“I came to know Scott Cooper through our gun violence prevention work with Everytown for Gun Safety. As a veteran, his voice has been invaluable to our movement. What has impressed me most about Scott, is his willingness to listen and be helpful everywhere that he can. He takes a thoughtful and measured approach in his conversations and his work, and truly listens. I believe he will work across the aisle to be a unifier in this divisive time in our country. He is exactly the kind of leader we need in Congress right now.”

- Amber Johnson, Wake Forest, NC Resident, Community leader

“Over the last forty years, I have worked with countless public servants in Nash County and throughout the state. As a Marine and as a Father, Scott is exactly the kind of servant leader we need representing us in Congress. I am proud to support Scott Cooper”

- Larry McAdams, Nash County resident, Community leader

“Whether it's his 20 year career in the Marine Corps, or his time leading a national veterans grassroots organization, Scott has always put service over self, and country over party. That's the type of leadership we need representing North Carolina, and I am proud to endorse his campaign for Congress"

- Mark Wilson, Archer Lodge Town Councilman, Johnston County

"I served 30 years in the Marine Corps, and Scott is among the most capable, patriotic, and thoughtful leaders I have known. He led Marines in combat and was a leader as a human rights advocate, a rare combination of public service. I especially admire that Scott has the moral courage to stand up for what is right. He is the kind of leader we need in Congress, one who will work hard for the people he represents, and whose moral compass always points to true north."

- Leif Hendrickson, Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corps, (Ret.)

“Scott has spent his entire adult life serving his country and his community. He has built coalitions of like-minded people, from Iraq and Afghanistan to our communities in North Carolina. We need common-sense leaders like him who will bring his immense problem-solving skills to bear tackling the challenges we face as a country and as a state. I can think of no one who will do more for the people of the 2nd District, and who will serve with more integrity and honor than he will. I enthusiastically endorse him.”

- Ken Romley, NC business leader and 2018 candidate for NC-2